LIFE AS AN OUTSIDER IN THE SOUTH - San Antonio Book Festival
April, 15 2023


  • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Swartz Room
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 1:30 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

Jeffrey Dale Lofton’s novel-inspired-by-true events Red Clay Suzie, a coming-of-age story of Philbet, a gay, physically-misshapen boy in rural George, who battles bullying, ignorance, and disdain as he makes his way in life as an outsider–before finding acceptance in unlikely places.

About the Author

Jeffrey Dale Lofton - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Alyona Vogelmann

Jeffrey Dale Lofton

Jeffrey Dale Lofton hails from Warm Springs, Georgia, best known as the home of Roosevelt’s Little White House. He calls the nation’s capital home now and has for over three decades. During those early years he spent many a night trodding the boards of the DC’s theaters and performing arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, and Studio Theatre. He even scored a few television screen appearances, including a residuals-rich Super Bowl halftime commercial, which his accountant quipped “is the finest work of your career.” Red Clay Suzie is his first work of fiction, written through his personal lens growing up an outsider in a conservative family and community in the Deep South.


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